Surviving the Death Road, Bolivia

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The road from the mountains above La Paz to Corioco in Bolivia was voted in 1995 to be the world’s most dangerous road. Estimates are that 200-300 people die on the road each year due to the unstable & rough gravel surface & precipitous cliff faces. These unguarded cliff edges have falls to the valley below of 600m in many places. Mountain biking the road was to be our challenge during our time in La Paz but was made to be a lot tougher… Continue reading Surviving the Death Road, Bolivia

Casino Diaries

The first night we started with a bit of blackjack going along mediocre with some early losses. Later in the night we hit a hot streak of form where we could not lose including a $400 win at MGM Grand. My strategy of going for bigger wins while up led to us trying a high stake slot machine to have a crack at the jackpot. The initial $20 investment won the double jackpot! Flashing lights & alarms went off & we had won $220! Next thing the same alarms & bells went off for the triple jackpot which was worth $20k+!

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Your Mum has been run over by a bus

A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from my Dad with the news that “Mum has been run over by a bus”.  In a terrible accident she was hit by a bus while walking across a pedestrian crossing and suffered extensive leg injuries. Fortunately for her and my family she was very lucky to not sustain any fatal injuries. After spending time in intensive care and undergoing five major surgeries for repairs to her leg she faces a long period of rehabilitation in Melbourne. On the bright side not many people live to tell the tale that they were run over by a bus! Continue reading Your Mum has been run over by a bus